playdough: Kool-Aid Dyed Playdough

kool aid playdough

If you haven’t guessed by reading previous posts, I adore Kool-Aid, not for the usual drinking purposes (I have NEVER in my life had Kool-Aid (and no, not even as a child…and that’s a whole other post – HA – let’s just say our Easter Bunny was called the health-food bunny for a reason…annnnnnd just one word for you “carob”) (side note: I picked that link for the description of carob because of the first sentence, I am a product of the seventies…and the way the article started I literally spit my drink out…maybe it was secretly written by one of my siblings ;) Anywho…sidetracked again…you need to keep me on topic here or I could type all day about everything and nothing!

Like dyeing rice with the Kool-Aid, the play-doh also offers up very vibrant colors as well as a pleasant scent.  I’ve tried making the play-doh with food coloring & flavoring extracts and the consistency was not as soft as dyeing it with the Kool-Aid, plus, I feel it lasts longer (about 2-3 months, depending on how often it is played with).  The consistency of the Kool-Aid version stays soft over time while the consistency of the food coloring & flavoring extracts version gets crumbly over time.

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And here’s the recipe :)


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  1. Omg girl you deserve the Nobel Peace Prize!!!! I work in a sensory class…just finished making your rice and now I am onto Play-doh…school doesn’t start for over a month…so I will use it with the little boy I am working with. So EASY to make the rice…can’t wait to use it!!!! Love the sensory bins too…you rock lady!!!!

    • awww thanks Deb!! Appreciate your love & sweet words! I have many more sensory bins up these sleeves – maybe even another one coming soon ;) I would love to see pics of the rice & kool-aid too – I started an album on my FB page for readers making mama♥miss :) Thanks again for stopping by!

      xx ♥ m

      • Okay I have to confess…I decided to try the bargain bin brand of drink crystals…don’t there is something about Koolaid the scent is much stronger and the colours more vivid…thought I was onto something and because I am an Educational Assistant in a special needs classroom we are always looking for ways to cut costs…totally worth the 35 cents a package for the scent and the colour…I am duly chastised…

      • hehe! Sounds like something I would do to save $$ too! :)
        A+ for effort ;) Thanks for the heads up – I will now steer clear of the generic kool-aid!! :)

        xx ♥ m

  2. We don’t have Kool Aid over here so I’m going to have to look it up. I love your idea though-I’m going to Google+ this post right now.

    Thanks for linking up to Say G’day Saturday. This week’s post is now live so I hope that you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. cheeriosandlattes1 says:

    Cool idea Mama Miss! :) What fun colors you could make! Thanks for sharing this great post on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes last week! :) Hope to see you again this weekend! :)

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